When I got my first mechanical keyboard one of the first thing I did was create a layer where h,j,k, and l, Vim’s navigation keys, sent their respective arrow key codes instead. This quickly became one of my favourite key bindings that I would use everywhere. I’ve continued to code this setup into any keyboard I can set it up on. With mechanical keyboards this is easy since most come with great programmable tools out of the box.
I’ve been reading So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport. I first heard of this book a few years ago from a podcast and it’s been on my reading list ever since. I’ve entered a soul searching mode recently in regards to my career. I’m trying to figure out where I want my career to go. This is a pretty big question and I’ve been finding the advice in this book pretty good for someone in my position.
I feel like writing about my personal computing history a bit, as short as it may be. The first computer I ever used was a Dell Dimension desktop from around 2002-2003. It was the family computer for a really long time. When my brother and I started playing Runescape our dad had to put a timer on the computer that would force us to take turns on the computer. When we ran out of time the screen would slowly start filling up with red blocks until we couldn’t see or click anything anymore.